Friday, September 19, 2014

Linguine with Chicken and Zucchini Salsa

So, here we are with my Linguine with Chicken and Zucchini Salsa. This is the recipe I submitted to HelloFresh for their recipe contest this summer, and mine was the winning recipe. What an exciting honor for me! My recipe went into their boxes for the week of September 15th, with my recipe on their recipe card and my name and how I came up with the recipe for it.

Though they changed the name of the recipe, it’s still the recipe I submitted, adjusted to use grape tomatoes instead of a regular tomato as I did. I’m putting the recipe here as I originally had it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it and eating it!

So, let’s get cooking!

First, remove any excess fat from the chicken breast and cube into 1 inch chunks. Squeeze the lime for the juice. Place chicken in a bowl with 1 Tbl olive oil, juice from ½ a lime, and ½ tsp red pepper flakes. Marinate for 10 minutes.

While the meat is marinating, dice the zucchini, onion, green bell pepper, and tomato. Mince the garlic and chop the fresh cilantro.

Start the water boiling for the linguine. Set a skillet on the stove on medium high heat. When hot, sauté the marinated chicken until just cooked and tender, about 6 minutes or so, stirring frequently. Place chicken and juices in a bowl and set aside.

Start cooking the linguine; cook for roughly 10 minutes until al dente, stirring frequently.

Heat skillet again with ½ Tbl olive oil. Now in the skillet, cook the onions and peppers, stirring almost constantly, for a minute.

Add the zucchini and cook another minute, stirring. Add the tomatoes and garlic, cooking about 1 ½ minutes, continuing to stir.

Add the other 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and the sugar. Add the cooked chicken along with juices and the cilantro and heat through (about a minute more).

Drain the linguine. Serve the chicken and zucchini salsa mixture over a serving of linguine.

Enjoy! ~TMMF

Linguine with Chicken and Zucchini Salsa

2 chicken breast
1 small zucchini
1 lg tomato
½ Vidalia onion
½ green bell pepper
1 lg clove garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes, divided
1 lime
1 1/2  Tbl oil
2 Tbl fresh cilantro
½ tsp sugar
4 oz linguine

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